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Tow Release

You must respond to the vehicle release section located at 200 University Avenue between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday, Closed Holidays.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
856-225-6111
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
973-972-4491
Rutgers University-Newark
973-353-5111
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
732-932-7211

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Tow Release

The following documents are needed when obtaining a release for the following incidents:

Recovered Stolen Vehicles
Current/Drivers License, registration or title certificate, valid insurance certificate.

Impound for motor vehicle violation (ie: Unregistered, uninsured, unlicensed, abandoned)
Current driver license, current registration card, insurance declaration page from policy (no insurance cards will be accepted for this offense- No tow out releases will be issued)

Impounds for illegal vehicle dumping, arrests, narcotics violations, carjacking, homicide & robbery investigations, etc.
Require release form from the investigating detective, current/drivers license, current registration card, and valid insurance certificate.

Insurance carriers/leinholders taking possession of vehicles titled in their clients name
Notarized letter, with a raised seal, on an original letterhead indicating all of the vehicles descriptive information, in addition to the identity of the towing company to take possession of the vehicle. Letter must indicate that the carrier/leinholder has interest in the vehicle, and further indicate the claim number of the incident.

Ownership credentials left inside of the vehicle (READ CAREFULLY)
Absolutely, no person will be allowed onto the premises of any tow facilities. Documents left inside of the vehicles impounded will require replacement from the division of motor vehicles and your insurance carrier.

UNCLAIMED VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH NJS:39:10-3A AFTER 30 DAYS. YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WILL AVOID EXCESSIVE STORAGE FEES; SUSPENDED DRIVING PRIVILEGES, AND SUMMONSES FOR ABANDONDED MOTOR VEHICLE AT OUR STORAGE FACILITIES.